• Sr CRA Santiago
  • Fortrea in Santiago, , Chile
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

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As a leading global contract research organization (CRO) with a passion for scientific rigor and decades of clinical development experience, Fortrea provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device customers a wide range of clinical development, patient access and technology solutions across more than 20 therapeutic areas. With over 19,000 staff conducting operations in more than 90 countries, Fortrea is transforming drug and device development for partners and patients across the globe.

Fortrea is looking for problem-solvers and creative thinkers who are passionate about breaking down barriers faced by sponsors of clinical trials, and who are committed to helping transform the development process to get promising life-changing ideas and therapies to patients faster. Join us as we cultivate a workspace where all employees have the opportunity to grow and make impacts on a global scale. For more information and questions related to Fortrea, please... visit



The Senior CRA I is responsible for site monitoring and site management. Responsibility for clinical studies according to Covance, and/or Sponsor, Standard Operating Procedures, and Regulatory Guidelines. The Senior CRA I assures the implementation of project plans, as assigned. Function as leader for projects of limited scope, as assigned. Assume line management responsibilities, as assigned. Act in the project role of a Local Project Coordinator or Lead CRA as assigned.

Essential Job Duties:

1) The below statements are intended to describe the general nature of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties.

2) Responsible for all aspects of study site monitoring including routine monitoring and closeout of clinical sites, maintenance of study files, conduct of pre-study and initiation visits; liaise with vendors; and other duties, as assigned

3) Responsible for all aspects of site management as prescribed in the project plans

4) General On-Site Monitoring Responsibilities:

5) Ensure the study staff who will conduct the protocol have received the proper materials and instructions to safely enter patients into the study

6) Ensure the protection of study patients by verifying that informed consent procedures and protocol requirements are adhered to according to the applicable regulatory requirements

7) Ensure the integrity of the data submitted on Case Report Forms (CRFs) or other data collection tools by careful source document review

8) Monitor data for missing or implausible data

9) Ensure the resources of the Sponsor and Covance are spent wisely by performing the required monitoring tasks in an efficient manner, according to SOPs and established guidelines, including managing travel expenses in an economical fashion according to Covance travel policy

10) Ensure audit readiness at the site level

11) Travel, including air travel, may be required and is an essential function of the job.

12) Prepare accurate and timely trip reports

13) Manage small projects under direction of a Project Manager/Director as assigned a. Serve as lead monitor for a protocol or project, and may assist in establishing monitoring plans and trip report review as assigned

14) Review progress of projects and initiate appropriate actions to achieve target objectives

15) Organize and make presentations at Investigator Meetings

16) Participate in the development of protocols and Case Report Forms as assigned

17) Participate in writing clinical trial reports as assigned

18) Interact with internal work groups to evaluate needs, resources and timelines

19) Act as contact for clinical trial supplies and other suppliers (vendors) as assigned

20) Responsible for all aspects of registry management as prescribed in the project plans

21) Undertake feasibility work when requested

22) Conduct, report and follow-up on Quality Control (QC) visits when requested

23) Recruitment of potential investigators, preparation of EC submissions, notifications to regulatory authorities, translation of study-related documentation, organization of meetings and other tasks as instructed by supervisor as assigned

24) Negotiate study budgets with potential investigators and assist the Covance legal department with statements of agreements as assigned

25) Track and follow-up on Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs

26) Independently perform CRF review; query generation and resolution against established data review guidelines on Covance or client data management systems as assigned by management

27) Assist with training, mentoring and development of new employees, e.g. co-monitoring

28) Coordinate designated clinical projects as a Local Project Coordinator (with supervision, if applicable), and may act as a local client contact as assigned

29) Perform other duties as assigned by management

Experience: Minimum Required:
• Two (2) years of Clinical Monitoring experience
• Have a full understanding of Serious Adverse Event (SAE) reporting, process production of reports, narratives and follow up of SAEs
• Advanced site monitoring skills
• Advanced study site management skills
• Advanced registry administration skills
• Ability to work with minimal supervision
• Good planning and organization skills
• Good computer skills with good working knowledge of a range of computer packages
• Advanced verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to train and supervise junior staff
• Ability to resolve project-related problems and prioritizes workload for self and team
• Ability to work within a project team
• Works efficiently and effectively in a matrix environment

• One (1) or more year's additional experience in a related field (i.e. medical, clinical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, research, data analysis, data management or technical writing) is preferred
• Local project coordination and/or project management experience

Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses

Minimum Required:
• University or college degree, or certification in a related allied health profession from an appropriately accredited institution (e.g., nursing licensure)
• In lieu of the above education requirement, candidates with a minimum of 6 years recent clinical monitoring experience will be considered.
• Thorough knowledge of regulatory requirements
• Thorough understanding of the drug development process
• Fluent in local office language and in English, both written and verbal
• Or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the key responsibilities of the job

Fortrea is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer:

As an EOE/AA employer, Fortrea strives for diversity and inclusion in the workforce and does not tolerate harassment or discrimination of any kind. We make employment decisions based on the needs of our business and the qualifications of the individual and do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy or other medical conditions/needs), family or parental status, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, personal appearance, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. We encourage all to apply.

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